"These bank charges are due to Sassa not having a contract in place with Grindrod Bank. As a result‚ the Bank will deduct R10 in bank charges in order to maintain its accounts with Sassa‚" Masango said.
"The reality is that for the millions of South Africans who live in poverty‚ a R10 makes a huge difference. It is unfair that the poor have to suffer because of the chronic mismanagement‚ poor planning and instability at Sassa."
Masango repeated calls for a parliamentary inquiry into Sassa.
"The truth is that if Sassa had its house in order the payment of social grants would have run smoothly. Instead‚ we have a situation where there are constant chaos and confusion and a clear lack of decisive leadership‚" she said.
"The chaos at Sassa can only be blamed on former social development minister‚ Bathabile Dlamini‚ who constantly meddled in the affairs of the agency."